Course Overview

A professionally orientated programme of study, this course enables students to further develop their self-awareness, values and understanding to help make better decisions in health care settings.

Key Features

  • Students are allowed to take up to four years to gain the Diploma in Health Care Practice award.
  • For those students that have studied longer than the four year requirement or those that have gained other level two modules elsewhere can still apply for progression to degree level three study so long as these courses equate to 120 credits at level two and include an approved research component.


Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
SHG209Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Research and Critical Appraisal
Optional Modules
Optional Modules 

Choose Exactly 80 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students are required to select 80 credits from the following list of optional modules.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHG213Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Teaching in Clinical Practice
SHG237Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Key Issues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
SHG239Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Health Promotion and Public Health
SHG246Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Working With Individuals who have Dementia Type Illness and their Carers
SHG248Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Management of the Acutely Ill Child (L2)
SHG255Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Symptom Control in Palliative Cancer Care
SHG256Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Loss, Grief and Bereavement
SHG262Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Mentor and Assessor Preparation - Bronglais (October)
SHG268Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Tissue Viability
SHG269Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Safeguarding Children and Young People
SHG283Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Acute Cardiac Care
SHG292Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Teaching and Learning in Practice
SHG293Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Introduction to Clinical Leadership
SHG299Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Living with Chronic Disease
SHN2189Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Foundations in Cardiac Nursing
SHN249Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Infection Control Principles and Practice
SHN270Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Planning Effective Transfer of Care


Developed in line with the Quality Assurance Agency's framework for higher education England, Wales and Northern Ireland (2001) and the NHS Knowledge and Skill Framework and Development Review (2004), this course is designed for health care professionals to continue their education and develop their skills to contribute to the changing health and social care system.

All students must undertake the core module (Research and Critical Appraisal) which accounts for 40 credits. The remaining 80 credits must be made up from a selection of the College’s optional modules at level two (please see our prospectus for a full list). This allows students to choose the modules that best suit their career or career plans.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should have 120 credits at level one (nurses or midwives with NMC registration will fulfil this criteria)
  • Those with another professionally relevant qualification are also eligible to apply.

How To Apply

If you would like to apply, please contact the Admissions Office on +44 (0)1792 518553 or

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International
HEDip Part-time £1,750 TBC

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3% for International students and at the capped fee rate as set by the UK Government for UK/EU students.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course.

Speak Out Safely

The College of Human and Health Sciences supports the Nursing Times Speak Out Safely campaign. This means we want every member of our staff and students to feel able to raise concerns about wrongdoing or poor practice when they see it and confident that their concerns will be addressed in a constructive way.


Speak out safely


We promise that where staff or students identify a genuine patient safety concern, we will support them, help them to ensure their concern is fully investigated and, if appropriate, act on their concern. We will also give them feedback about how service providers have responded to the issue they have raised, as soon as possible.

Whether you are a staff member, or a student, please speak up when you feel something is wrong. We want you to be able to Speak Out Safely.